Whatnot (W20)
Buy, Sell & Go Live

Head of Talent

Los Angeles / Remote
Full-time
6+ years
About Whatnot

Whatnot is a community marketplace where you can buy, sell, go live and geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Today’s online marketplaces are neither safe nor fun -- they’re full of counterfeits, and you shop by endlessly scrolling through listings. Whatnot verifies every item sold and provides a fun social shopping experience to enjoy with friends and community members.

Whatnot is backed by some of the industry’s best venture capital investors, including Y Combinator, Scribble.vc, Liquid 2 Ventures, Wonder Ventures & Andressan Horowitz

About the role

About Whatnot

Whatnot is a livestream shopping marketplace where you can geek out with collectors and other like-minded people. Whatnot is backed by some of the industry’s best venture capital investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator. Whatnot is the fastest growing marketplace in the US.

About This Role

We're looking for a talent leader to help us rapidly grow our team. You will lead every aspect of the recruiting strategy & execution and help build the recruiting team from the ground up. 

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the recruiting process across multiple roles and teams
  • Create a talent acquisition strategy that delivers excellence across the talent lifecycle, including attracting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding talent
  • Define, measure, and optimize KPIs for talent acquisition
  • Build Whatnot’s employment brand
  • Build and manage Whatnot's recruiting team
  • Scale Whatnot fast while maintaining a strong culture and diverse team
  • Collaborate with agencies to source senior-level hires

About you:

  • You have 6+ years of recruiting experience in a high-growth startup environment
  • You have 2+ years experience managing and building recruiting teams
  • Experience recruiting across many different roles and seniority levels including engineering
  • You’re comfortable working across all parts of recruiting and beyond to accomplish the goals you’ve set
  • You’re up for the challenge of working at one of the fastest growing companies in the US and ready to move at an incredibly fast pace

Technology

Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, Serverless

Databases: Postgres, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch, Redis

Backend: Python (Flask), Node, Elixir

Front-End React, React Native, Swift, Kotlin

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